Friday, September 4, 2015

5 for Friday! 2 Weeks into the School Year!

HAPPY FRIDAY! And the end of week 2 for me! I have been so busy the past month that I have  had no time to blog! The first 2 weeks of school have been crazy busy! The weekend before school started I was in San Diego for a kickball tournament, got back Sunday night and started school Monday! Then the next weekend my parents and best friend were in town! I have had NO time to breath! 

I am linking up for a late night of 5 for Friday! With Ms. Doodle Bugs Teaching! 

Meet the Teachers! Well 1st off, let me start with that I am at a new school this year! And I was so nervous for meet the teachers! I didn't know any of my students and worse I wouldn't have any students coming back to see me. I had taught at the same school for the past 9 years so I was a part of the community. So meet the teacher night before school started was nervous! I only had 5 students come see me! I thought that was going to be a bad sign of the students I was getting. 

Anyways this is what each students desk looked like at meet the teacher! OH OH OH BUT wait I forget to tell you something! Meet the teacher didn't get to be in my classroom that I had spent so much time working was in a random empty trailer. Why? You ask....because the AC was broke it my trailer and my room was 110 degrees!!!! IT WAS HORRIBLE! I was so discouraged that night. I might have had a break down after it was all over. I cried in the car on the way back to my house and thought, maybe I made the wrong choice changing schools. :( 

This is me on the 1st day of school. We don't get dressed up on the 1st day of school. We all wear our school shirts so parents and teachers know who the teachers are. This was kind of nice, not having to worry about what to wear. That is BIG Ben. He is one of the turtles who live in our school atrium. I love them!  

The 1st week of school went very smoothly. Considering meet the teachers night had me questioning a lot! My students are amazing! I have 14 students! Only 5 girls! We did the Save Fred Activity, The Toothpaste Activity and Building Towers. Anyone else do these?! My students really enjoyed working together on all of these. It was so much fun watching them and listening to them. They are really good synergizing going on! I am also trying to get better at using the 7 Habits terminology.  

We worked on short a word families. My students did a sort of gallery walk. They wrote down words that belonged in the correct word families. I knew some of my students wouldn't be able to come up with ones other then the one I had. I encouraged them to rewrite one that was already on the paper. This still gave all my students a chance to participate and still had them practicing the words in that word family. 

 I always like my number 5 to be something kind of funny. I saw this ecard and thought it was a good one! I hope everyone had a lovely week and had a chance to relax a bit with a nice glass of vino.